Qualified Adults Social Worker - Drugs and Alcohol

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Ackerman Pierce Ltd
£27 - £30/hour
22 Jul 2017
21 Aug 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Qualified Adults Social Worker - Drugs and Alcohol

We are looking to recruit a Qualified Social Worker - Review Team with the Social Care industry in Merton. The Qualified Social Worker - Review Team vacancy in Merton will be for an initial 3-6 months with potential for extension subject to internal circumstance and your performance.

Responsibilities include:

* To undertake holistic assessments of need and formulate care plans through multidisciplinary CPA planning process. To ensure that appropriate care and resources are made available to service - users with substance misuse needs, and to regularly review the care plan, and adjust services where appropriate.
* To implement Community Care Legislation Fair Access to Care Services criteria, the Mental Capacity Act, and Mental Health Act to meet service - users needs.
* To carry out risk assessments and demonstrate risk management within the context of CPA ensuring that plans are implemented and regularly reviewed.
* To demonstrate effective communication with a range of agencies and professionals.
* To support service-users to commission services they require through self - directed support and as a care coordinator arrange appropriate statutory services. Where necessary, the care coordinator will provide written and verbal evidence to funding Panels for treatment, housing Level 3 and full- or part- PCT funding/Level 1 and 2 in order to seek funds for costed services. The care coordinator will also need to present to housing quota panels with a view to obtaining council tenancies for their allocated service users.
* To have sufficient knowledge and awareness of the impact of substance misuse, treatment options including medication and its associated side effects, and to be able to work with service-user concordance.
* To implement the Recovery Approach with service-users and their carers, to offer them choice and control and engage them in mental health promotion and relapse prevention work.
* To work with service-users when they are in crisis both for allocated CPA cases and to take collective responsibility for service-users open to the team.
* To write social circumstances reports on allocated service - users for Mental Health Review Tribunals and managers hearings.
* Under the Section 31/75 agreement with the Local Authority, the care coordinator will also generally be the person responsible for ensuring that the service user's health and social care needs are met under S117 of the Mental Health Act.
* To participate in team and other duty rotas.
* To have a sound working knowledge of child protection and safeguarding vulnerable adults, be able to undertake investigations, write reports and follow through protection plans and close cases.
* To work with Carers, complete Carers assessments and implement packages of care where required.
* To ensure that their work is consistent with South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust and the London Borough of Merton policies which apply to their practice.
* To liaise with other agencies both statutory and in the private and voluntary sector.
* To attend both management and professional supervision on a regular basis, and to participate actively in the supervision process.
* To attend team meetings, both clinical and business, on a regular basis.
* To maintain regular face to face contact with service - users and their carers who are allocated to the care coordinator.
* To ensure that equal opportunities issues and policies are embedded in all areas of work.

Experience preferred:

* Post qualifying experience of working within a Qualified Social Worker - Social Care industry.

The Team:

* Well-structured organised team, growing their social worker staffing levels.

Minimum Requirements:

* HCPC Registration
* 1 year post qualifying experience within UK Social Care industry
* Enhanced DBS/CRB (we can obtain for you)
* Eligibility to work in the UK

Benefits of working with Ackerman Pierce:

* Your own personal consultant
* Access to a variety of Social Care jobs Nationwide
* DBS and Compliance Service
* Quick and Easy Registration Process
* Access to CPD
* Guaranteed weekly payment

To discuss this Qualified Social Worker - Review Team position, or any similar vacancies we have available in Merton please contact Nicole Stewart or email your updated CV today